5 Handy Hacks That’ll Keep That New Bathroom Feeling For Longer

5 Handy Hacks That’ll Keep That New Bathroom Feeling For Longer

We know how rewarding that new bathroom feeling is. When the final tile has been laid and the final bolt tightened, it’s time to pop some corks in celebration!

It is also a great time to re-evaluate your bathroom care routine so that you can preserve that new bathroom feeling for as long as possible. These 5 tips provide all the knowledge you need to keep your new bathroom feeling fresh.

#1 Keep your bathroom dry

We recommend keeping things dry in your new bathroom to prevent the buildup of dirt and mould. Hidden spots to watch out for include:

  • Corners and tight spots where water can become trapped. Clean these regularly with a cloth to keep them grime-free.
  • Your shower floor and walls. Invest in a shower squeegee and remember to use it regularly – once a fortnight should suffice!
  • Around your tapware. Dental floss is a handy tool for removing grime from those hard-to-reach places.
  • This bathroom in North Avoca, NSW, is easy to clean with its well-ventilated space.

  • The pale colours chosen in this ensuite in North Avoca, NSW, help to highlight when it needs a clean.

#2. Use mild disinfectants

Keep your taps, tiles and bath clean by using mild, ammonia-free detergents. Not only are they less damaging than harsh cleaning products such as bleach, but they are better for the environment and for the people using the space, too.

Open plan living like this ensuite in Perth, WA, keeps the space well-ventilated.

#3. Don’t forget about your drains

Our top drain-care tip is prevention rather than correction. To avoid having to deal with a clogged drain, we recommend a simple regular routine:

  • Pour some hot water down the drain, followed by a cup of baking soda.
  • Add a cup of white vinegar and another cup of hot water, then leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Flush out with hot water from the tap.

This useful trick uses plumbing-friendly products to prevent build-up from soap residue and hair, keeping your drains sparkling.

This bright bathroom in Nelson Bay, NSW, offers plenty of storage to stow away day-to-day items.

#4. Keep the air flowing

Our top tip for keeping your bathroom fresh day-to-day is to make sure that you keep it well ventilated.

Cracking a window or using the exhaust fan - especially when you shower - allows air to move through the space and prevents moisture from causing mould—which is the biggest killer of that new bathroom buzz.

Make sure cleaning around a freestanding bath like this one in Casuarina, NSW, is a regular part of your regime.

#5. Embrace storage solutions

Was one of your new bathroom goals to embrace clutter-free living?

Create a practical storage system that works for you by investing some time into thinking about what you use the most and where it should live. A little up-front organisation will keep your bathroom tidy for years to come – think clever storage units that allow you to organise clutter at face-level, as well as compartmentalising your vanity for high- mid- and low-use items.